William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art


Costume Design

Diverse Bodies and the Evolution of Costume Design

March 25, 2021

Using examples of costumes and scenes from iconic plays and productions, this talk will look at how the concept of the ideal body has shifted and how this plays out in costume… Read More


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Representation and Perception (Common Ground Series)

March 11, 2021

An artist and psychologist will discuss ASD including support systems available to caregivers and the evolving sociocultural understanding of autism. … Read More

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Framing Architecture and Reimagining Communities (Common Ground Series)

March 4, 2021

Discussion between an artist, a sociologist, and an urban planner to examine the framing of communities through architecture, aesthetics, and more… Read More

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Memories That Aren’t Ours: Experimental Films from Atlanta (Common Ground Series)

March 2, 2021

Atlanta-based filmmakers will discuss creating experimental film shorts relating to the Black experience … Read More

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Make Some Noise! Creative Collaboration NOW!

February 18, 2021

Participatory event about building unity through the arts; attendees can enjoy an audience-improvised performance at the conclusion… Read More

Chichimec Lecture

The Chichimec in the Aztec and Spanish Imagination

January 28, 2021

Discover Chichimec identity through archival material from Aztec and Spanish colonial visual culture… Read More

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Conservation at the Harvard Art Museums

November 6, 2020

Join Ruby Awburn, Haddon Dine, and Julie Wertz, at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, where they will present paintings and objects along with materials and analysis on how science… Read More

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“Why is Aunt Jemima Retiring?”: Black Caricature as Mnemonic Device

November 5, 2020

Panel discussion on African American caricature, film screening, and dinners for students… Read More

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Memories of Home: Memorial, Meaning, and Filmmaking (Common Ground Series)

October 29, 2020

This conversation pairs filmmaker djones in dialogue with Dr. James Young, professor emeritus UMass Amherst. They will discuss djones' film "631," 2008, which documents his family's stories through their ownership and struggles… Read More

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Early Islamic Art and Architecture

October 23, 2020

Starting with the rise of Islam in the 7th century CE, through its presence in early medieval Europe, we will examine the iconography of early Islamic visual culture and its expression, and… Read More